ЗЕМФИРА  Ice and Flames

The last time Zemphira played in St. Petersburg was during the Fuza awards ceremony on April 12. That performance, even along with the disappearing drums and the resulting guitar songs, turned out...

The last time Zemphira played in St. Petersburg was during the Fuza awards ceremony on April 12. That performance, even along with the disappearing drums and the resulting guitar songs, turned out triumphantly enough.
Behind the curtains, meanwhile, the promoters who signed a contract with the group to perform on May 28 in the brand new Ice Palace, the largest concert-sports hall in the country, were biting their nails. The Jubilee Stadium in St. Petersburg seats 7 thousand, while the Ice Palace seats over 14 thousand.
At any rate, the promoters had reasons to be nervous. Zvuki.ru correspondents tried to get into the Ice Palace hall during the second song. In the halls labeled VIP they went from sector to sector and everywhere were greeted by the same thing- specially trained people who politely informed that this sector had no more seats available, and that it was not allowed to sit on the steps. After some arm twisting they managed to get in, like Alice in Wonderland, through the mysterious door.

Further impressions turned out to be even more difficult to convey. The stadium turned out to be uncommonly deep, while the correspondents were seated on the fifth floor. Right in front of them there was a huge cubical screen. Far below was a sea of human voices. A little further, Zemphira was running all over the stage and doing God only knows what with her voice. The audience sang and wept, while famous people attending the concert were caught in the strangest of circumstances┘.

I wonder who will be the next to fill the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg. And when.

And to think that only 180 tickets were sold to the Nike Borzov concert in the Jubilee Stadium┘.

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06.06.2000, Анна АРУТЮНЯН (ЗВУКИ РУ)